Abbéma, Louise

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Abbéma, Louise Gender: F
born on 30 October 1853 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )
Place Étampes, France, 48n26, 2e09
Timezone LMT m2e09 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Michiels
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 07°10' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 13°54 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 18°38'

Louise Abbéma


French painter, sculptor, and designer of the Belle Époque. Abbéma began painting in her early teens, and studied under such notables of the period as Charles Joshua Chaplin, Jean-Jacques Henner and Carolus-Duran. She first received recognition for her work at age 23 when she painted a portrait of Sarah Bernhardt, her lifelong friend and possibly her lover.

Abbéma was a regular exhibitor at the Paris Salon, where she received an honorable mention for her panels in 1881. She was among the female artists whose works were exhibited in the Women's Building at the 1893 World Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Abbéma was also an accomplished printmaker, sculptor, and designer, as well as a writer who made regular contributions to the journals Gazette des Beaux-Arts and L'Art.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Bernhardt, Sarah (born 23 October 1844). Notes: presumed lovers


Source Notes

BC archives d'Etampes


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (painter/sculptor)
  • Notable : Awards : Medals (Chevalier of the Order of the Légion d'honneur 1906)